Following the current security challanges that has ravaged the country; led to destruction of lives and properties, Nnewi community, in Anambra State, South-East of Nigeria, has deemed it worthwhile to launch a security outfit, to protect the communities of any impending danger.
The inauguration of the new security outfit as well as the Nnewi security committee, headed by Chief Sir Patrick Ubajiaka, took place on the 25th April, at Igwe Nnewi palace.
Journalists gathered that the security outfit shared similar uniform with Eastern Security Network (ESN), and purchased vehicles from Innoson motors.
Meanwhile, Innoson patrol vans were handed over to the new constables. The traditional ruler of Nnewi, his Royal Highness, Igwe Kenneth Orizi (111), said the patrol vans were donated by sons and daughters of Nnewi, to aid the new constables stem and forestall any possible breakdown of law and order.
He encouraged the constables to be dedicated in their duties; especially, in fishing out crimmial elements in the town, urging them to maintain a good relationship with locals, so they would discharge their duties effectively.
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Ibeto, Cletus Mmadubugwu Ibeto, warned that the Nnewi security outfit wasn’t established to control traffic, to serve as escorts or to confiscate motorcycles, but to bring security closer to the people.
He revealed that the security outfit has the support of prominent Nnewi sons and daughters, noting that more support will be given to the outfit to make it more effective.
Subsequently, Governor Obiano, represented by Tommy Ezeonwuka, urged the newly inaugurated vigilante group to be diligent and tactful in their operations, advising all local governments that are yet to key into the ongoing reformation of the vigilante to emulate Nnewi community, and reform their vigilante group for a better and improved security system.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News